Celtic FC’s 10 best seasons: Where do they rank?

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Celtic has a long standing history of success. Here are the club’s top 10 seasons ranked out!

Celtic have had a long and prosperous history as a club, from their founding in 1888  and initial win over Rangers that year 5-2, to the Treble Treble just completed last season and their current quest for 10IAR. Here we look back at some of the best seasons in Celtic FC History, ranking them both on achievement and historical context.

10. 1994 – 1995

Trophies: Scottish Cup

League Play: 4th Place, 18 points out of 1st.

The first full season after Fergus McCann’s revitalization of the club and his saving it from bankruptcy, the 1995 campaign saw the squad’s first success in years. While finishing fourth under new boss Tommy Burns in league play, the Hoops managed to bring their first silverware back to Parkhead since 1989, winning the Scottish Cup while outscoring opponents 9-1 through six matches. Home games were held at Hampden Park as Celtic Park underwent new renovations as part of the club’s revitalization.

9. 2002 – 2003

Trophies: UEFA Cup Runners-up

League Play: 2nd Place on Goal Difference by 1 Goal to Rangers.

Trying to defend their League title from the year prior, the 2003 squad did not reach quite the same success domestically. Having lost the league title by one goal on goal-difference to Rangers on the last matchday (the closest title in SPL history), some Celtic fans may not see this campaign as the success it truly was. Just a week prior, the squad came runners-up in the UEFA Cup, losing 3-2 to FC Porto in Seville in their first European final in over 30 years. Celtic fans in attendance were recognized by FIFA and UEFA for their sportsmanship with over 80,000 estimated to have traveled to Seville for the match.